Reunited and it feels so ‘Blue’

Reunited and it feels so ‘Blue’ 

Posted: 1:57 pm Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

By Pete Rizzo

68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Show

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actors Dennis Franz (L) and Jimmy Smits speak onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

My wife and I are suckers for awards shows and this year’s Primtime Emmys were no exception. While I was able to catch well-deserved Emmy wins from two of my favorites, Kate McKinnon and Patton Oswalt, sleep got the better of me and I missed some great moments, chief among the reuniting of Andy Sipowicz and Bobby Simone.

Seeing Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits together reminded me how much I miss the 15th Squad of “NYPD Blue”. The landmark moments of this show are vast and tough to single out. But among them, this final scene with Jimmy Smits still reduces me to a blubbering mess,…

,…the immense gratification I felt seeing Bobby and Andy onscreen one last time in the show’s final season,…

,…in between witnessing the evolution of the once irredeemable Sipowicz,…

,…and, of course, the numerous cans of whup ass Andy would open up on a perp along the way.

Think I miss this show much?!

How about you? What cancelled TV shows still tug at your heartstrings?